The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
The prophet is a flowing narration of didatic, poetic dialogues: written by philosopher Kahlil Gibran. In it the prophet Almustafa discusses the entire gamut of life’s experiences with his hearers: life, and death; marriage, and children; prayer, love, hope and God.
Each new topic is introduced as a discourse between Almustafa and a questioner. As he answers, Almustafa uses a unique combination of: vivid imagery, moving allegory, and revealing insight to instruct his hearers.
The resulting narrative is profoundly moving as it illuminates some of the deepest longings, fears, and motivations of mankind.